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QUEST Chicago 2008
Last updated: 05/05/2009


A special thanks to our sponsors for your contributions to QUEST Chicago 2009.

Microsoft Corporation

Diamond Sponsor

Microsoft Corporation, incorporated in 1981, develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include operating systems for servers, personal computers (PCs) and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools.

- Sponsoring Wednesday Lunch and Attendee Appreciation Dinner & Entertainment at Metropolitan Club in Sears Tower


IBM Rational

Platinum & Silver Sponsor

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM enables businesses to securely & incrementally integrate across and beyond their companies. Today, customers are searching for ways to more effectively govern the business process of software and systems delivery. IBM Rational software helps organizations automate, integrate, and govern the core business process of software and systems delivery via the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform. Offering an array of products, services, and best practices, this open, modular, and proven solution spans the entire software and systems delivery lifecycle.

- Sponsoring QUEST Magazine Publication and Lanyards

Utopia Solutions
Platinum Sponsor

Utopia Solutions is a global software quality and testing consulting firm committed to delivering world class solutions to our clients. Our solutions are built on more than a decade of successfully implementing HP Software's Quality Center and Performance Center solutions. Our focus on Test Automation and Performance Management services ensures our clients' business-critical systems function and perform optimally. Utopia Solutions is an Inc. 5000 company and recognized by HP Software as a Named Software Gold Elite Partner. Visit our website to learn more.

- Sponsoring Thursday Conference Lunch

Checkpoint Technologies

Gold Sponsor

Checkpoint Technologies, Inc. is a solutions provider that specializes in Business Technology Optimization. We are experts in all areas of quality assurance and software testing - performance, functional, and security. Checkpoint Technologies provides leading-edge software solutions, training, mentoring, senior consulting, and staff augmentation. Our services include both manual and automated testing with automated testing being an area in which we are known for our expertise. Checkpoint Technologies is an HP Business Partner and Certified Training Partner. We have assisted numerous organizations with their implementation of testing solutions with on-site consulting, staff augmentation, and training.

- Sponsoring Pre-loaded Conference Presentations USB drives

QAI Global Services

Gold Sponsor

QAI Global Services is a leading international consulting organization addressing ‘Operational Excellence' in IT, BPO and Knowledge intensive service organizations. This “Operational Excellence” addresses areas such as Process Management, Quality Management, Innovation Management, Project Management, and IT Service Management. Integration and implementation of QAI applications in client organizations have resulted in increased operational efficiencies, quality, customer satisfaction and competitiveness within the target companies. QAI’s regional bases across the globe in the US, Singapore, China, Malaysia, UK, Canada and India help to distribute and manage engagements across multiple locations. QAI clients include IBM, Accenture, Wipro, Prudential, Genpact, American Express, Sony, Tata Motors and 200 others across 30 countries.

- Sponsoring Conference Portfolios

Scalar USA, Inc.

Silver Sponsor

Scalar USA, Inc. is a Systems Integrator with a niche in Quality Assurance testing. Over the last 15 years, Scalar's main focus has been implementing QA processes, proprietary automation frameworks, performance testing and best in breed manual test procedures in Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing and Finance firms. Scalar is a chosen QA partner for many fortune 500 companies to assist in achieving their strategic goals and realize quick ROI in testing business processes and applications. Scalar's Evaluation service offering helps clients experience how Automation can accelerate and significantly increase productivity and decrease test cycle times. Our Global Delivery Model (Onsite, Offsite and Offshore) has significantly reduced the cost and taken the pain out of Automation.

- Sponsoring Wednesday Continental Breakfast

DSR Management, Inc.
Silver Sponsor

DSR Management is a strategic and supplemental IT consulting provider that has been named an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company for the past three years as well as Top Business by DiversityBusiness.com.  Our integrated services were built on solid Quality Management practices and today, our QM Practice has grown to be the largest sector of our business.  We provide complete coverage or a few team members for process assessments, application testing, automation optimization and performance test services.  Coupled with our core profiles, custom development and business intelligence competencies, DSR Management always brings quality solutions with flexible delivery.

- Sponsoring Thursday Continental Breakfast

HP Software

Bronze Sponsor

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. Our offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. HP software helps IT organizations make sure that every dollar delivers positive business outcomes. Our business technology optimization (BTO) products automate key processes across critical IT functions, and our OpenCall platforms enable people to communicate, access services, and share content. As the focus of IT shifts from systems management to business results, leading companies are investing in HP software to lower costs, improve delivery time and reduce risk for their strategic business initiatives.

- Sponsoring Conference Pens

Bronze Sponsor

Spherion Professional Services and Technisource have merged, becoming one of the largest IT staffing, solutions and management services companies in North America. Technisource provides staffing and recruiting services across a wide range of technology skill sets. In addition to more than 40 years of experience in software quality management, Technisource delivers both managed and project services in the areas of technology support, service desk, infrastructure operations, deployment, network integration, and embedded software engineering. Technisource's management services provide IT assessments, application management, strategic projects and comprehensive outsourcing solutions that deliver value and improved ROI to IT organizations. Focused on quality, flexibility and value, Technisource's services allow our clients to optimize their operations and maximize their return on technology investments.

- Sponsoring Friday Morning Refreshment Break

Mosaic, Inc.

Bronze Sponsor

Mosaic, Inc. was established in 1988 and is headquartered in Chicago. Mosaic is dedicated to helping clients reduce the risk of developing, maintaining, and installing large mission-critical software systems. As a single source solution for testing, test automation, quality assurance, measurement and software process improvement expertise, Mosaic provides experienced hands-on professionals supported by enabling process products to meet your software risk management needs. Mosaic's enabling products include: MSTAR, a comprehensive testing methodology, DSTAR, a test data management tool that supplements the Mercury/HP automation suite, and TR Sizer for measuring the size of a system.

- Sponsoring Wednesday Morning Refreshment Break

Ideavate Solutions

Bronze Sponsor

Ideavate Solutions (www.ideavate.com), having offshore software development centers & offshore software testing labs in India, is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, leading provider of Outsource Product Development (OPD) and Outsource Software Testing & Validation (QA) services. Our clients range from start-up & emerging companies to mature organizations in multiple domains and technologies. We help our clients to reduce the cost of product testing & enhance the quality of their software products & applications by offering a wide range of Outsource Software Testing Services like: Functionality Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing, Compatibility Testing, Performance Testing, Load Testing, Stress Testing, Test Automation, White Box & Black Box Testing etc. Stop by at our Booth for a FREE Consultation about your project/venture.

- Sponsoring Thursday Morning Refreshment Break

Original Software

Bronze Sponsor

Original Software offers next generation automated software testing and quality assurance solutions that deliver tangible benefits across a wide range of IT and application environments.  As a recognized innovator, Original Software's goal is to reduce business risk and improve application time to market for IT departments through the development of class leading automated test solutions. Original Software operates central offices near Chicago, and London. Their solutions can be obtained through these offices or through a network of qualified and knowledgeable business partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and the Americas.

- Sponsoring Wednesday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Kaslen Group, Inc.

Bronze Sponsor

The Kaslen Group is a technology solutions and staffing provider specializing in strategic planning, governance, project management, and software quality and testing. We are dedicated to helping management teams deliver results by increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of their organizations, projects, and information technology. We bring practical and proven solutions or provide highly experienced contract resources to meet our clients most pressing issues in delivering quality products and services. Our project governance solutions powered by Calibra™ Project Intelligence provide an industry standards-based evaluation of risks and quality gaps throughout the project life cycle and the actions for risk mitigation and continual improvement.

- Sponsoring Thursday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Chicago Quality Assurance Association (CQAA)

The Chicago Quality Assurance Association was established in 1984 and is the second oldest chapter of the QAI Global Institute. CQAA promotes software quality principles and practices within the Chicagoland area by providing a forum for networking and information sharing. CQAA offers annually nine speaker programs to members for continuing education. Professional certification is supported by hosting the certification prep classes in Chicago and facilitating local study groups. Other activities have included one-day vendor showcases and symposiums, special interest groups for information exchange, and co-hosting programs with other professional organizations.

- Sponsoring Tuesday Night Welcome Reception

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